Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Johnson Relishing 'Special Occasion'

Johnson Relishing 'Special Occasion'

Bristol City gaffer Gary Johnson is anticipating a 'special occasion' when he takes his side to the Toon tomorrow.

Arrangements have been made for City to fly up to the North-East tomorrow, ahead of our first visit to Newcastle in 14 years.

Despite suffering a humiliating relegation from the Premiership last season, the Tyneside club have taken to the second tier like a duck to water and currently sit top of the table.

But Johnson isn't fazed by the task ahead and insists we can go there with no pressure following a return to winning ways on Tuesday.

"This is the first game any of us looked for when the fixtures came out in the summer. Newcastle away is something special for our club," Johnson told the Bristol Evening Post.

"It's what I call one of those special occasions, one of those days we and the supporters look forward to and get excited about."

City will be backed by 2,800 official travelling fans, with more expected to have tickets in the home end, as the Zider Army starts descending on the Toon from today onwards.

"They are a team of millionaires and most of them are established Premiership stars.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for us to show what we can do against a top side and we have to go there and be positive and give them a game.

"There are 3,000 people going from Bristol and we owe it to them to give it a right go. I've told the lads they have to enjoy the whole experience and show they can handle that Premier League challenge."




*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tin
Date:Thursday October 1 2009
Time: 12:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bristol City Articles

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Match Day Officials v Fulham (22/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Fulham this Wednesday.

Vital Preview - Championship, 21st-22nd Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with a few games this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Technology For The Championship In 2017/18

On Thursday the Football League confirmed that there was now an agreement in principle for the introduction of goal-line technology from the start of the 2017/18 season.

Archived Vital Bristol City Articles

Vital Bristol City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bristol City
Write For Vital Bristol City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City v Fulham
Suggested By:
Bristol City win100%
Fulham win0%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 22 2017 8:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC4
Write for Vital Football